Western Taste

Beer & Whisky Festival 2010

Pressmeddelande   •   Okt 25, 2010 11:17 CEST

This weekend Western Taste visited the Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival. It is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe and this year they had also added a so called “Taste Experience”. There you could sample everything from Armenian Brandy to Swedish Vodka and Absinthe. This was all very good but Western Taste focused on another addition to this year’s fair. The Small Swedish Brewers Association had its own room where you could sample many kinds of local craft beer.

Närike Kulturbryggeri had strengthen it’s usually very robust “Stormaktsporter” by aging it in Bourbon barrels. Sigtuna Bryggeri had created Sweden ’s strongest beer with their new stout with an ABV of 18,5 %. Strömsholms Bryggeri showcased their new light beer which was the first really good light beer I have ever tasted. Bocken Bagge was another really good weekday beer that Janake Wine Group introduced at the Festival. Nynäshamns Ångbryggeris Barley wine was as usually to die for and Dugges treated the festival guests to a hoppy malt that was truly amazing. I could go on forever judging the beers that could be sampled in this room but what you can really take away from it all is that Swedish craft beer is here to stay!

Furthermore I must really emphasize how well worth a visit this festival is. During the daytime you can sample beers, whisky and other beverages in an orderly fashion. When it gets a little later the live music starts and the festival turns into the world’s biggest pub! The Festival in Stockholm is not only expanding there, look out for the upcoming Gothenburg Beer & Whisky Festival.

Written by:
Kristian Kull